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Posted on: August 18, 2015

Washington County offers back-to-school immunizations for uninsured

The Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment is offering extra appointments for children who need their immunizations updated before the start of the next school year. These clinics are for school-age... Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

Free Tuesday and Storywalk all together Sept. 1

Discover a story displayed page by page 10:30 a.m. to noon on the grounds of the Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park, 9940 Point Douglas Road in Cottage Grove.
The book for this program is “Ten Rules of Being a Superhero” by... Read on...

Posted on: August 25, 2015

Washington County campfire programs continue with red-tailed hawk, bugs Aug. 29

Warner Nature Center will present a program on the red-tailed hawk at the Campfire Program at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
Bruce the Bug Guy will present his program on bugs for the Campfire... Read on...

Posted on: June 1, 2015

Guided fitness hikes continue in Washington County parks, next ones Sept. 1, Sept. 10

A rotating schedule of guided fitness hikes throughout the Washington County Parks trail system will next be 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve-Nordic Center, and continue through fall. A Free Tuesday... Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2015

Minnesota Starwatch party planned for Lake Elmo Park Reserve Sept. 4

Washington County Parks will host a Minnesota Starwatch party 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, at Lake Elmo Park Reserve.
This family program is free with a valid park vehicle permit. Minnesota Starwatch Parties are... Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

14th annual Washington County Bluegrass Festival set at Lake Elmo Park Reserve Sept. 12

A crowd listens to a band at the Bluegrass Festival.

Washington County invites the community to the scenic Lake Elmo Park Reserve 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, for the 14th annual Washington County Bluegrass Festival.
The Bluegrass Festival fuses community, the great... Read on...

Posted on: August 27, 2015

Wildwood Library has call for artists for Community Art Show

Wildwood Library will present its second annual Community Art Show in October. Complete rules and applications are available at Wildwood Library and at www.co.washington.mn.us/library.
Applications are due Friday, Sept. 25.

Posted on: August 26, 2015

North frontage road in Stillwater will be closed Aug. 31 for sewer pipe installation

Installation of some storm sewer pipes will necessitate the closure of Oren Avenue at the North Frontage Road of Highway 36 in Stillwater Aug. 31.
This closure is anticipated to begin Aug. 31 (weather dependent). Upon... Read on...

Posted on: August 28, 2015

September is National Preparedness Month

September 2015 is National Preparedness Month.
It is sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency within the Department of Homeland Security. National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to... Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2015

Read a story, take a walk – all together in Washington County’s Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

Read a story while taking a walk in Washington County Parks with a StoryWalk, sponsored by the Park Grove Library.
StoryWalk will take place 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 1, and 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 6, at... Read on...

Posted on: August 13, 2015

Road improvements in Hugo will create detour for county roads 7, 8

The 122nd Street North (County Road 7) and Jody Avenue North (County Road 8) Intersection Improvements project will begin construction Monday, August 17.
The purpose of this project is to realign County Road 8 so that it... Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Guided morning bird hikes continue in Washington County parks, next hike Sept. 12

Guided bird tour

A rotating schedule of bird hikes throughout the Washington County Parks system will feature the next hike Saturday, Sept. 12, in Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park.
Learn to identify the birds that call the St. Croix... Read on...


Library

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

Washington County Library presents author Nickolas Butler Sept. 1

Washington County Library will present a discussion and book signing with author Nickolas Butler from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at R.H. Stafford Library in Woodbury.

Butler will speak about his debut novel... Read on...

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

Read a story, take a walk with Washington County Library Sept. 1

Read a story while taking a walk in Washington County Parks with a StoryWalk, sponsored by the Park Grove Library. StoryWalk will take place 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 1, and 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 6, at... Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

The History of Baseball in Minnesota at Park Grove Library Sept. 8

Join us from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, at Park Grove Library for a lecture about the history of the Great American Pastime in the North Star State - from the early days of town ball to the latest seasons of the... Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Google Tools class at Wildwood Library Sept. 8

Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8, at Wildwood Library to learn about products and services (often free) that Google has developed to aid in collaboration, accessibility and business marketing. Now there's... Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Wildwood Library hosts author Jenifer LeClair Sept. 9

Join us from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, at Wildwood Library for the Wildwood Library Book Club and local author Jenifer LeClair, author of the Windjammer Mysteries. We will discuss "Rigged for Murder" and... Read on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2015

Hardwood Creek exhibits art by illustrator and graphic artist Steve Thomas

steve thomas art

Enjoy the work of Steve Thomas, full-time freelance illustrator and graphic artist, at Hardwood Creek Library from Aug. 6 to Sept. 10.

From his bio: "I'm heavily influenced by the Golden Age of Illustration. The... Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Senior Surf Day at R.H. Stafford Library Sept. 11

Join us from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Friday, September 11, at R.H. Stafford Library for a free session on learning to use a computer and surf the Internet. This class is geared to people 55 to 60 and older who have little or no... Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Email Basics class at Oakdale Library Sept. 11

Join us from 10 a.m to noon on Friday, September 11, at Oakdale Library to learn how to set up a free e-mail account, send and receive messages, and add attachments. E-mail has become the preferred method for business and... Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Discovery: Mix It Up event at Park Grove Library Sept. 12

Join us from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, September 12, at Park Grove Library to enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy clothes" recommended. For children 2 to 6 years old and... Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Wildwood Library presents Anime Adventures program Sept. 14

Join us from 4 to 5 p.m. on Monday, September 14, at Wildwood Library to create anime drawings, trade or learn techniques, draft story board ideas, and discuss manga & anime. Bring your favorite manga or anime to share, and... Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Microsoft Office Excel classes at Hardwood Creek Library in Sept.

Learn how to use Microsoft Office Excel at Hardwood Creek Library. Three classes will be offered on Tuesdays, Sept. 15, 22, and 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please plan to attend all three sessions. Registration required... Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Discovery: Bright on Black program at Park Grove Library Sept. 17

Enjoy the tactile wonders of paint, glitter, glue and more. Smocks or "messy clothes" recommended. For children ages 2-6 years old and siblings.

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Park Grove Senior Surf: The Internet class on Sept. 17

Join us from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday, September 17, at Park Grove Library for free, hands on computer training. Individual attention enables participants to learn about computers, email and the Internet.

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Microsoft Office Word classes at Hardwood Creek Library in Sept.

Learn how to use Microsoft Office Word at Hardwood Creek Library. Two classes will be offered on Thursdays, Sept. 17 and 24, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please plan to attend both sessions. Registration required either online or... Read on...

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Park Grove Library presents There’s an App for That! Sept. 23

Join us from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, at Park Grove Library to discover which apps should be loaded on your smart phone or tablet to improve productivity. So many apps, so little time. Don't miss this... Read on...

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Valley Library book club meets Sept. 24

Join us from 5 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, at Valley Library to discuss the book "Nickel and dimed on not getting by in America" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Visit Valley Library to pick up a copy of the book. Just... Read on...

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

R.H. Stafford Library hosts Big Truck Day Sept. 26

Join us from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 26, at R.H. Stafford Library for the annual Big Truck Day event, featuring large construction and work vehicles from around the metro. With musical guests The Teddy Bear Band.... Read on...

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